Southampton are ready to launch a late January move for Birmingham City striker Che Adams, according to The Mirror.
Keen to bolster his attacking options, Ralph Hasenhuttl has identified Adams as a top target, given his impressive form this season.
With 14 goals and three assists for the Blues this term, the 22-year-old is enjoying his most fruitful campaign for date.
This brings his total tally to 30 goals in 105 games for Birmingham, after he scored 15 times in 55 games for Sheffield United.
Adams fits the bill for Southampton because he is young, versatile and a raw talent that can be turned into something special.
The former Coventry City youngster might look at Nathan Redmond as the blueprint for his career, swapping Birmingham for Southampton.
Redmond was a product of the Birmingham academy and is now thriving under Hasenhuttl at Southampton.
The once-capped England international’s route to the south coast came via a three-year stint with Norwich.
After a difficult time at Southampton under Mark Hughes, Redmond is now back to his best under Hasenhuttl.
The Austrian’s style of play could suit Adams, who is quick, strong and direct in his approach.
At this stage of his career, Adams will be weighing up his options and Hasenhuttl’s project at Southampton is an exciting career path.